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Clery Report shows drop in campus crime

The above data reflects the amount of occurrences for various crimes at NIU’s DeKalb campus in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The data was collected for the 2017 to 2018 Annual Safety and Security Report, which is published in compliance with the Clery Act.

Morgan Fink

October 2, 2017

The 2017-2018 Annual Security Report released on Friday showed a trend of decreased offenses on the DeKalb campus.The report is required to be released under the Clery Act, a federal law which orders the disclosure of campus security policy and crime statistics. The document provides information reg...

NIU seeks reform, training to prevent sexual assault

Then-senior psychology major Brooke Harris defends herself from her opponent, an NIU campus police officer in full protective gear, in April 2014 during the Rape Aggression Defense program. The goal of the class is to educate women in case of an attack, said Lesley Rigg, interim vice president for Research and Graduate Studies.

Kelly Bauer

April 16, 2015

NIU is changing its training and policies in an effort to improve how it prevents sexual assault and to better support survivors.NIU has already mandated online training for sexual assault awareness for incoming freshmen and transfer students. By May, a committee headed by Kristen Myers, director of Women, ...

The Clery Act needs amending

AJ Edwards

April 7, 2013

Every year, universities publish a safety report under the Clery Act. Issuing these reports is a great idea; however, there needs to be some adjustments made in order to be more accurate and effective at giving future and current students safety information. The safety report gives an account for crimes...